New Orleans Magazine - March 2018

At the Altar

ARTHUR NEAD Illustration   From the first St. Joseph’s Day altar I ever attended as a kid, I recall an elderly Sicilian lady who explained why she built the altar. One night she saw the apparition of St. Joseph. “He…

Destin Adventures On a Yolo Board

It’s funny, how genes work. One would think that when a parent of great athletic ability has children, those said children would also posses athletic ability. This, though, is not the case when it comes to me. My father had…

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Author Talk: Martha B. Boone & “The Big Free” On March 25th, the Pirate Alley’s Faulkner Society and the Louisiana State Museum will host Martha B. Boone to talk about her first novel, “The Big Free” at the Presbytere. Boone…

Eggs Sardou for A Lenten Brunch

In keeping house for many years with my husband Doug, there are three things I never do - cut grass, wash cars and make Hollandaise sauce. As the woman of the house (and we all know a woman’s work is…

Elizabeth and Brad Edwards’ French Quarter Retreat

Edwards lightened the inside of the house, which has windows on one side only, with white paint and had all of the chandeliers cleaned; she also removed heavy dentil crown molding from the tops of the walls and left the…

Book Reviews

A Topsy-Turvy History of New Orleans & Ten Tiny Turtles by Simone Rathle Published by Hoffman Media   Brennan’s Restaurant and children’s book author Simone Rathle celebrate New Orleans’ 300th birthday with a lively look at perhaps the only family…

The Perils of Reveal Parties

Used to be, you waited until a baby was born. Then the doctor looked at its privates and said, “It’s a boy!” Or “It’s a girl!” Now you can find out way ahead of time. So you don’t have that…

Concert trends bring big names to local stages

Everybody loves to look back on an event that impressed them so much it had them recalling the details for years after. For many people, big music concerts have that effect. And the good news for locals is that more…

March

Our top picks for this month’s events

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Louisiana Postcard Collection, Mss. 3645, 3754, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.   Dear Julia, Can you or Poydras explain how the Chinese resturant on Veterans next to the old Roy Rogers came to have…